Red Carpet Fashion Awards

One thing I love about Carrie Underwood is that she’s never forgotten where she came from.

Last night she attended the American Idol 2010 Grand Finale looking outstanding on the red carpet.

The country singer continues to shun gowns and opted for another short Rafael Cennamo Fall 2010 dress.

Her cute metallic one-shoulder mini with a bubble skirt was worn with Martin Katz jewels, Rene Caovilla sandals and a Tunney clutch.

I love the matchy matchy-ness of this look, but I’m glad she didn’t go too far by matching the clutch also.

What I love most about her dress is the clusters of glass fringes on her shoulder.

Another BDOTW contender for me.

Credit: Rafael Cennamo & London Features

Everyone seems to have a fragrance, from Avril Lavigne to Britney Spears to Kim Kardashian, so why not Eva Longoria.

The petite actress held a party to celebrate her fragrance “Eva by Eva Longoria” at her restaurant Beso in LA last night.

She opted for a Rafael Cennamo Fall 2010 dress.

The sweetheart neckline bugle beaded cocktail dress is gorgeous, but I would’ve liked to have seen it tailored more to be narrower around her waist.

At present it feels a bit shapeless, like it’s too big for her.

The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star opted to wear her dress with a few jewels and black peep-toes.

Credit: Rafael Cennamo & INFEvents

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Carrie Underwood was one of the many performers on last night American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” event at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in LA.

She looked gorgeous walking the red carpet wearing a black Rafael Cennamo Fall 2010 dress – it was a nice change from cute pastels.

The strapless gold dress with a black embroidered pattern plus a rise and fall hem is a stunning creation, but it looks so much better on the model.

I love the voluminous skirt which takes the dress to the model knee, plus the black band around the model’s waist also helps give the dress more shape.

As gorgeous as Carrie looks, she really dialed down the fabulousity of this dress.

She paired her dress with Jimmy Choo ‘Zena’ sandals and Carla Amorim jewels.

She also performed in this dress singing “Change” from her latest album “Play On”.

Credit: London Features

When I first saw Toni Collette hit the red carpet wearing this Rafael Cennamo Spring 2010 gown at the 2010 SAG Awards, I wasn’t blown away.

I did love the gold and blush empire beaded bodice cascade gown, but I still don’t think it was quite right for the SAGs.

Last night at the 2010 Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina Awards, singer Paulina Rubio wore the same gown.

What I find very strange is that Toni appears taller and more statuesque, whereas Paulina looks short in the same gown which does appear to be modified.

For this reason I think Toni carries the look better, so she wins for me.

Credit: Wireimage & Getty

REDEMPTION.

This (said like Ryan Seacrest) is doing a 180.

Beyonce Knowles went from tragic to magic in the space of 24 hours and I’m thankful to both her and her stylist.

At her “Heat” fragrance launch in Macy’s Herald Square in New York last night, Bey looked stunning wearing a navy Rafael Cennamo dress which was accented with patent leather straps and a leather belt.

I love everything about this look from the colour, to the exaggerated detail on the hips to those red hot Gianmarco Lorenzi heels which render me speechless.

I just wish she would do something with her hair. That two tone badger look is so very over and it was never a cute look to begin with.

*sings* “What a difference a day makes…24 little hours…”

BDOTW worthy for sure.

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Credit: PacificCoastNews, Fame Pictures & Wireimage

Most Disappointing Award
When I saw this Rafael Cennamo strapless gold and blush gown on Toni Collette the first person to come to mind was Nicole Richie.

Nicole would go ape for this maxi look, but I think Toni is better than this. Especially considering how much of a knock out she was at the Globes in Elie Saab.

This is was a huge step back for me.

The gown itself is nice, especially the beaded bodice with turquoise touches which Toni complemented her matching earrings, but I didn’t like the tiered skirt.

Her look was complete with a gold crystal and leather Daniel Swarovski Lana clutch.

Credit: Wireimage




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